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Spider Lily Hymenocallis occidentalis

Phonetic Spelling
hy-men-oh-KAL-is ock-sih-den-TAH-liss
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Herbaceous perennial from a bulb; leaves basal, strap-like; flowers fragrant, white or ivory, 6-parted, funnel-shaped, the 6 stamens connected at base with a thin white membrane.

Site: Wet, rich soil

Found in:  Houseplant or interiorscape; forest or natural area in marshes, shallow streams, and ditches; landscape in flower gardens as herbaceous perennial

More information on Hymenocallis.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bulb#poisonous#water garden#houseplant#summer#perennial
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bulb#poisonous#water garden#houseplant#summer#perennial
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hymenocallis
    Species:
    occidentalis
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Water Plant
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    3-4 in. flowers with white crown of thin tissue that connects the bases of the anthers
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Basal strap-like leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Poison Part:  Bulbs Poison Delivery Mode: Ingestion Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Lycorine and other phenanthridine alkaloids
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Roots